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Apr 20, 2010 11:00pm EDT
12 months for metro. now the governors of maryland and gentleman virginia are teaming up with the mayor of d.c. to personally get metro back on track. >> reporter: the governors of virginia and maryland and the mayor of d.c. spent muscle of an hour discussing metro safety issues and agreeing they want to personally intervene. >> we feel changes must be made. we need to have more ability to have accountability in that system. >> reporter: the board that oversees metro is selected in different ways. in maryland the government appoints the local board members and alternates. in d.c. the mayor appoints half. the city council appoints half. in virginia the governor has no say. local board members are appointed by the various virginia cities and counties that metro runs in. these three executives want more power over the metro board. >> it's time for the governors and the mayor be a little more hands on and we'll be working through either legislative and statutory changes or using the bully pulpit more. >> reporter: they also want in person periodic meetings with metro's interi
FOX
Apr 5, 2010 11:00pm EDT
at the site of the upper big branch mine. it's in mont coal, west virginia. bob barnard live in the newsroom with the very latest. >> reporter: the death toll is now seven. seven coal miners killed in raleigh county, west virginia. that's about 30 miles south of charleston. it's the scene of a massive rescue effort tonight with 19 coal miners unaccounted for trapped in a mountaintop mine owned by the largest coal mining company in that part of the country. safety officials say the seven miners killed died in an explosion around 3:00 this afternoon while leaving the site in a vehicle. two other men with them were hurt. officials say they don't know yet what caused the blast. >> we really just came to pray because we don't have immediate family in the mines but we know so many people that work here. our pastor works at this mine actually from our church. he wasn't in the mine but he's here. we're just praying and all we can do right now as a community is come together and pray because if you're from here, we're all coal mining family. my dad
FOX
Apr 26, 2010 11:00pm EDT
in the diplomatic community. roby chavez, fox 5 news. >> also caught on camera a brazen heist in northern virginia. two masked men rush into a wendy's restaurant on old bridge road. one stays up front to act as a look out. the other goes to the back, hits a manager over the head. opens the safe and takes off with cash. prince women county police say it is one of several bold robberies they're investigating. investigators do not think they are connected. >>> also in virginia a homeless man fighting for his life half being burned while sleeping. claims he was set on fire. someone found the victim on william street in fredericksburg and called 911 for help. the man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening burns. so far no arrests. >>> arizona's immigration bill led to a weekend of protests stretching cross country. now it's vandalism. someone used refried beans to draw swastikas over the state capital. the justice department is looking into the legality of the law. as fox 5's tom fitzgerald reports, latinos are worried other states may follow. >> reporter: 88.7 fm, latino listers are making ar
FOX
Apr 7, 2010 11:00pm EDT
overnight developments on myfoxdc.com. tom fitzgerald live tonight in raleigh county, west virginia. >>> the news edge on virginia now. governor bob mcdonnell took a lot of heat about his proclamation about reporting april as confederate month. tonight he issued a lengthy statement saying he made a mistake karen gray houston has that story. >> reporter: despite the heat, crowds are drawn to this battlefield to study and uncomfortable history. >> my understanding is the south was fighting to maintain its way of life which certainly included slavery. >> reporter: it was this proclamation by virginia governor mcdonnell that has prompted all the controversy. in it the governor calls on virginians to understand the sacrifices of the confederate leaders, soldiers and citizens during the period of the civil war. >> it's not a full picture. >> it misrepresents the issues and challenges of virginia. >> reporter: no mention of slavery. the ncaa and the -- naacp and the state's black caucus -- [ indiscernible ] later in the day the governor's office release add new statement with mcdonnell now
FOX
Apr 6, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. yesterday's accident in the west virginia mine is already blamed for killing 25 workers. the hope now, the four others somehow survived. fox 5's tom fitzgerald live near the search site with the latest. tom? >> reporter: brian, of those 25, 14 bodies are still in that mine tonight, and the four that you were referring to, they just do not know what their condition is at this point. the goal here is to drill these ventilation holes but that work will not go quickly. it's methodical work 100 feet per hour. at that rate to get down to the mine 1200 feet into this mountain behind us tonight, we are expecting we're told that that ventilation shaft will not be open to the mine itself until at least noon tomorrow. at this point, the explosion is rocking this area with people coming down to the command station and also checking in with local authorities. what the governor told us is the search was called off at 2:30 this morning after search crews became concerned about another methane buildup within the mine shaft. the c.e.o. of theompany that owns this mine say they do not know what caused
FOX
Apr 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
might get it. rescuers are back in the west virginia mine looking for signs of life but chances are survival are slim. bob barnard live in the newsroom with the very latest. >> reporter: west virginia's governor joe manchin says we should know around midnight whether tonight's final rescue mission was successful. will the four missing miners are found alive or not? officials are not sounding hopeful. in this perhaps the final hour of the weak-long west virginia coal mine disaster rescue mission teams on upper big branch are getting ready to start something else the families want, the recovery of 18 bodies still trapped in the mine. >> they just want to take their fathers and their husbands and their sons, their uncles, they want to take them home. >> reporter: as some families begin to bury victims recovered right after the blast, officials say others still waiting on the mountain remain strong and compassionate. >> they come up to me and they feel sorry for me, you know. i mean, the rescuers as bad as it s it's nothing close to what these families are going through. we're going
FOX
Apr 16, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >>> a somber anniversary today of the mass shootings at virginia tech. [ bell tolls ] >> a bell tolled 32 times in richmond today, one for each of the victims gunned down by a student back in 2007. governor bob mcdonnell led the ceremony reading the names of each victim and a crowd observed a moment of silence. the governor also declaring the commonwealth will hold a virginia tech remembrance day every april 16. >>> five men from virginia are about to stand trial in pakistan. tonight acquisitions of torture if it is case. details for you -- torture in the case. details for you next. >>> still some showers out there tonight. >> that's right. if you haven't had in i rain tonight, there's -- had any rain tonight, there's still a chance you might get some. there's a line coming across. >>> a quick check of some of our other stories in our rundown.  >>> we're following breaking news of a police car crash in fairfax county. it happened just about an hour ago. this video just into our newsroom. we know a police officer was involved in the accident at the intersection of -- [ ind
FOX
Apr 8, 2010 11:00pm EDT
:00. >>> we're following breaking news out of west virginia. rescue crews may be one hour away from going back in to search for the four missing miners. we just got an update on the rescue mission. fox 5's tom fitzgerald live in montcoal with the latest. what's changed? >> reporter: this all just unfolded in the last few minutes. what's changed is the weather. as the storms that are hitting the nation's capital right now moved out of this area, the barometric pressure here is rising. what that has done is allowed this explosive methane gas to vent out of that mine. at 11:30 tonight they will take another air sample out of that mine. they will analyze it for a half- hour. if it remains at that nonexplosive level by midnight, they may give the green light for these search teams to go back into the mine. sandra neely knows what it's like to have a loved one killed in the coal mine. >> [ indiscernible ] he worked in the mines ever since he was 17 years old. >> reporter: sandra's brother bill was killed in 2002 when the ceiling of the coal mine he worked at collapsed on top of him. she says he knew
FOX
Apr 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. in the district a gallon of regular costs $2.92. in maryland, $2.80 and in virginia, $2.73. have you mailed in your census form? today is census day. the day the government reminds you of the importance of filling out and returning the forms. if you have don't mail it census workers will call or even visit you in person. more half of the forms sent out have already been returned. you can find out what percentage of ur community has already mailed in their forms. we've linked the census bureau's interactive map to myfoxdc.com. just click on web links, brian. >>> up next, are you an organ donor? if not you might change your mind after you have see the new viral videos hitting the web. >>> pepco punked. the april fool's joke that didn't go over too well with the electric company. >>> the enough redskins with the troubled past opens up for the first time. what he has to say about wearing burgundy and gold. >>> talk about a bad week for the republican national committee. first there was that bondage fiasco. now a phone sex typo. a fund-raising mailer went out this week. it began with 1-800 and n
FOX
Apr 12, 2010 11:00pm EDT
at a virginia school after a 12-year-old boy showed up with a gun. at dumphries the sixth grader flashed the gun at the bus stop. when he got off the bus he put it to his head and threatened to hurt himself. a male teacher on bus duty grabbed the gun. it was unloaded. the student has been charged with possession of a gun on school property. >>> riot police firing tear gas on students at james madison university. in harrisonburg, virginia. shawn yancy is everywhere at 11:00 >> reporter: the president calls the riot an embarrassment. the spring fest block party ended with 30 arrests after students got out of control throwing bottles and setting bonne fires. riot police had to use pepper spray and tear gas. two people were severely hurt. >>> in florida teachers and students take to the streets in protest. they're not happy about a plan to pay teachers according to test scores their students earn. the house and senate already passed the merit pay lar law. governor charlie crist has until friday to decide whether to veto the law. >>> pilot error may be to blame for the plane crash that caused the cra
FOX
Apr 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
george's county police headquarters, i'm roz plater, fox 5 news. >>> the news edge on virginia now. a push is on to close a so- called gun show loophole. democratic congressman jim moran, bobby scott and gerald connolly sent a letter to their colleagues today asking them to support a bill requiring private sellers to do background checks on buyers at gun shows. the bill was introduced in congress last may but is yet to be heard in committee. >>> a volcanic eruption in iceland is impacting air travel worldwide. maureen umeh is everywhere the a 1 -- everywhere at 11:00. >> huge plumes of ash spewing from the cool cano in ice -- from the volcano in iceland. flights everywhere grounded. it's the biggest flight disruption since the 9/11 attacks. it could take days before the air is clear enough to fly. >>> president obama wants to allow hospital patients to decide who gets to visit them t. could also help them choose who gets to make medical decisions on their behalf. it's a step to allowing same- sex partners to determine their partner's medical care. they're asking the human health se
FOX
Apr 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT
there twice a year. >>> judgment day for the man who decapitated a virginia tech student. his fate and what he had to say in court today. >>> plus, a close call for a young boy. a laptop computer fell out of the sky and nearly hit him. wait until you hear how that happened. >> that's the craziest thing i heard fall out of the sky in a while. >>> we're watching temperatures closely. i'll let you know when to expect and we have some showers on the way. >>> first, quick check of our rundown. a few of the stories we're working on the news edge. we're back in one minute. hang tight. as if it wasn't enough to make it with a full third pound... of 100% angus beef, they had the audacity to use a bakery-style bun... and crinkle cut the pickles. there's no denying it, that's a third strip of bacon. have they no shame! angus axiom #39: it's an embarrassment of riches. the astonishing angus third pounders. all angus. all mcdonald's. ♪ ba da ba ba ba grz. >>> i would like to offer my most sincere apology and remorse to the victim's family and loved ones. >> an apology in court. he killed a woman he met t
FOX
Apr 28, 2010 11:00pm EDT
in virginia where police are stepping up patrols after someone tried to kidnap a pair of little boys. shawn yancy is everywhere at 11:00. >> prince william county police are warning parents tonight to keep a close eye on their children. we're told a man tried to snatch two young brothers monday afternoon. they were walking home from a friend's house in bristow when it happened. the older boy managed to shove his younger brother from the man and both ran home. >>> the rush is on to stop a massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico before it reaches shore. crews plan to set fire to the oil slick tomorrow. they plan to pick up again in the morning. more than 40,000 gallons per day are leaking from the blown out well. >>> republican florida governor charlie crist is reportedly ready to switch parties. sources close to the governor tell fox news crist will run as an independent in the u.s. senate race. crist is facing tough competition from fellow republican marco rubio. he once had a 30-point lead over the tea party favorite but now rubio is the one with the 30-point lead. an official announcement
FOX
Mar 31, 2010 11:00pm EDT
news. >>> the trl begun for the five virginia men charged with terrorism in pakistan. they were arrested in dember on charges of terrorism and plotting attacks. prosecutors claim they were planning to go to afghanistan and join the taliban. if found guilty they could spend the rest of their lives in a pakistan prison. all five deny charges. >>> a man pronounced dead by paramedics only to be found alive. tonight those paramedics are going back to work. every at 11:00. >> both paramedics have been cleared for duty. they were called to a house last week. they declared george waters dead. the 90 minutes later the coroner realized he was still alive. he was rushed to the hospital where he later passed away. the case is still under investigation. and other ems personnel have been ordered to review the protocols there. >>> in virginia this man is charged with kidnapping a high school student while she was walking home from school in fredericksburg. police say the girl accepted a ride from the 85-year-old who then locked her in the car and touched her inappropriately before she managed
FOX
Apr 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
expectations. >>> number three, thousands of u.s. homes including some in virginia built with tainted chinese drywall should be gutted. that is the word from the consumerproduct safety commission. it corrodes wiring and computer units and health effects. >>> airport screening is stepped up for every flight coming into the u.s. everyone will be screened and some will be patted down. the changes come from the failed christmas day bombing on a fright to detroit. >>> and for the first time in three years the u.s. job market grew 162,000 jobs. however a good number of the jobs are temporary jobs and overall the unemployment rate is unchanged at 9.7%. and that is tonight's fox 5 top five. >>> you might notice changes at the beach. the board walk renovated. new wood decking, more lighting, drinking fountains. crews completed the bulk of the work. federal stimulus dollars helped to pay for that. >> nice. about the beach. good time to go this weekend. >>> it will be cooler in the 60s along the beach. they are -- will have the onshore flow and more clouds out there. so stay here. this is the place to b
FOX
Apr 13, 2010 11:30pm EDT
♪ ♪ >>> the hunt is on for a man who sexually assaulted a woman walking home from a virginia metro station. the victim was walking from the king street metro station when a man dragged her into an alley. fox 5's roby chavez has the story. >> reporter: it is a disturbing crime for many who use the busy king street metro. news of the late-night attack caught many by surprise. it happened just after midnight. >> i'm shocked. i'm saddened. we both come here to go to work so we're just here during the day but we have friends who live in the area. we would certainly be concerned for everyone. >> reporter: alexandria police say the woman was walking this path from the metro toward duke street on her way home. riders say it's busy by day and scary at night. >> i definitely stay away from here in the evenings. it's disturbing in that there are a lot of people usually but i can see how it would happen. there is not enough lighting under that bridge and not a lot of presence of metro workers so they need to beef up security. >> reporter: the 22-year-old victim was leaving the king street metr
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
only for southern virginia i think. then a little bit cooler after that. don't go anywhere. dave feldman says stanley cup playoffs begin tomorrow and nats and phillys were at it again today. he'll let you know how they d. your sports is -- your sports -- they did. your sports it next. >>> the wizards season is thankfully over. gilbert arenas will probably be back. andre blatche and some of the young guys not so sure. pacers in town. last game of the season. pick it up late. roy hibbert, the former hoya with a career high 29 and the participatessers led 93--- pacers led 93-90. 1:31 left in the game. jackson gives the wizards the lead for good. he had 8 in 19 minutes. wizards led by 1. final 3 seconds. danny granger for the win. that thing does everybody but stay in. the wizards end the season on a good note beating the pacers 98- 97. >> every time something ends, there's something that begins, you know. for us it's a beginning. we -- the decision was made two months ago and i think where we're at right now to where we thought we might be when the decision was made is we're way ahe
FOX
Apr 23, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >>> nearly a dozen suspected somali pilots appeared in federal court in virginia today. shawn yancy is everywhere at 11:00. >> these pirates are accused of two separate attacks on navy sap i ships -- navy ships off the coast of africa. the 11 men heard the charges against them today and did not enter pleas. one man was on crutched, another in a wheelchair. the government says the pirates were hurt if their battle with the navy. no sailors were hurt gldz the coast guard has called off its search for 11 missing workers. they haven't been seen since the explosion on this rig tuesday night. the oil rig itself sank yesterday. >>> another violent day in iraq. two deadly attacks killed at least 69 people. a series of rodeside bombs targeted homes of policemen in western iraq. the second attack targeted shiite worshipers in baghdad. the bombings come days after u.s. and iraqi forces killed two top al qaeda leaders in iraq. >>> preoccupied with porn? that's how a new report describes certain federal employees. tonight the sec is in damage control. more on the fallout next. >>> plus, this guy
FOX
Apr 22, 2010 11:00pm EDT
appliances. maryland's program as you heard began today. virginia is next wednesday and d.c.'s program kicks off in late may. >>> number four, good signs the economy is rebounding. home sales are up. jobless claims are down. existing home sales jumped nearly 7% last month. that's the highest level since december. unemployment claims fell by 24,000 last month. >>> number three, starting sunday you can buy a kendall book reader in the store. amazon is allowing the reader to be sold in target stores. it will give buyers a chance to see and try it before they buy it. the $259 gadget will roll out first at targets in florida and minnesota. >>> number two, is there a link between cell phones and cancer? a major study just launched to find out. researchers will be looking at long-term use over ten to 30 years and checking to see if diseases develop. recent studies have been short term on people who already had cancer. >>> number one, is the weekend traffic alert. there will be major road closures this weekend for the world bank imf meeting. these streets downtown will be closed from 7:30 friday eve
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